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Wine, Roses and a Walk on the Beach – Valentine’s Day Ideas for Those with Diabetes

If the person you love loves chocolate, grabbing a gift for Valentine’s Day is a breeze. But if the person you love has diabetes or prediabetes, you have to think outside the heart-shaped box, says Debora Nagata, R.N., diabetes educator at UCLA...
1-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Chemical in “BPA-Free” Plastic Accelerates Embryonic Development, Disrupts Reproductive System in Animals

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A new UCLA study demonstrates that BPS, a common replacement for BPA, speeds up embryonic development and disrupts the reproductive system. The research is the first to examine the effects of BPA and BPS on key brain cells and genes that control...
28-Jan-2016 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Frequent Use of Post-Acute Care Associated with Higher Hospital Readmission Rates

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Courtesy of Greg Sacks Dr. Greg Sacks To ensure that they receive proper care after surgery, patients are frequently referred by hospitals to inpatient facilities such as skilled nursing homes or inpatient rehabilitation centers or to receive home...
19-Jan-2016 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as Safe as Aspirin

The researchers reviewed major studies of both PrEP for HIV prevention and aspirin for heart attack prevention. They found that both had similar low rates of serious side effects. Aspirin users rarely had serious bleeding or death and PrEP users...
13-Jan-2016 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Untapped Region in Brain Cell Offers Goldmine of Drug Targets for New Autism Treatments, UCLA Study Finds

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UCLA scientists have discovered that an overlooked region in brain cells houses a motherlode of mutated genes previously tied to autism. Recently published in Neuron, the finding could provide fresh drug targets and lead to new therapies for the...
11-Jan-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UCLA Scientists Test New Strategy That Could Help Fight Ovarian Cancer

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UCLA scientists have developed a promising novel method to treat gynecologic tumors. The approach focuses on a protein called p53, which is commonly mutated in women who have high-grade serous ovarian cancer, the deadliest form of reproductive...
6-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mexico’s Murder Rate Led to Decrease in Men’s Average Life Expectancy in First Decade of 21st Century

New research shows how Mexico's staggering murder rate led to a decrease in men's average life expectancy, and slowed the increase in women's life expectancy, in the first decade of the 21st century.
30-Dec-2015 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Immunotherapy Drug More Effective Than Chemotherapy in Most Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer, UCLA Researcher Finds

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A new study has found immunotherapy to be more effective than chemotherapy in treating most previously treated patients with advanced lung cancer, and demonstrated effectiveness in a wider population of people than previously known to benefit from...
18-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Wine, Roses and a Walk on the Beach –Valentine’s Day Ideas for Those with Diabetes

If the person you love loves chocolate, grabbing a gift for Valentine’s Day is a breeze. But if the person you love has diabetes or prediabetes, you have to think outside the heart-shaped box, says Debora Nagata, R.N., diabetes educator at UCLA...
1-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST

UCLA Depression Expert Available to Discuss New Depression Screening Recommendations

26-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST

Kicking an Addiction? Replace It with Joy, UCLA Expert Advises in New Book

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A new workbook by a UCLA expert in recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction lays out an array of approaches, including one that emphasizes looking for enjoyment in all the right places.
12-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST

Parents: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Child From Sports Concussions

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12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football

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22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat

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9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
5-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

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